Investing in Bitcoin by baby boomers and Gen X
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Baby boomers and Gen X are piling into Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory and fintech organizations.
The observation from Nigel Green, the chief executive and founder of deVere Group comes from a global poll of clients aged over 55 found that 70% of those surveyed are already invested...
Getting started with blockchain smart contracts
Thursday, February 4, 2021 by Shaul Kfir
Cryptocurrency garners most of the headlines when it comes to blockchain, but the biggest impact over the long run will come from many other practical uses including banking, property records and healthcare, just to name a few. For all of the different use cases, blockchain apps have one thing in common that should be at the forefront of anything developers are working ...
Uncollateralized lending launched by TrustToken
Thursday, January 28, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
TrustToken launches TrueFi, the decentralized protocol for uncollateralized lending, hitting $35 million in total value locked within 24 hours of going live. The TrueFi protocol introduces a new approach to on-chain lending, letting TRU holders vote on incoming borrowers and uncollateralized loan requests; creating new ways for TrueCurrency users to generate stable, hig...
AMD 6800 XT GPU Mining and the rise of AMD stock
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Richard Harris
AMD, whose share price nearly doubled in 2020, seems to have enough momentum to replicate its performance in 2021.
According to the research data analyzed and published by Finaria, AMD’s share price shot up by 99.98% in 2020. It ranks second out of 31 stocks on the IBD Electronics-Semiconductor Fabless Industry group. On the IBD stock checkup tool, it has a rat...
DeFi in 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
Without a doubt, DeFi will be one of the most important drivers behind the industry in 2021. We are seeing more and more traditional financial institutions embracing the benefits of cryptocurrencies, and the blockchain and crypto worlds are highly likely to positively disrupt investment banking and capital markets in 2021. In order for the two worlds to be bridged effec...
Crypto regulation obstacles in 2021
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
Ethereum is of course a project to watch but seems to be suffering from project fatigue with increasing numbers speaking to other chains due I suspect, to uncertainty on ETH2.0 dates and scaling timescales. Once they sort out those issues, they will undoubtedly continue to see adoption outside the DeFi spikes we have seen in Q3 2020.
In 2020, we have already seen cry...
Why blockchain is the future
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Richard Harris
The fears from the pandemic have naturally placed more focus on wearables helping us monitor our health, fitness, and keeping us better connected.
Companies such as Apple, Samsung, Fitbit, and others are flooding the market with health and fitness devices to help mankind to stay healthy and happier. I believe we will see even more companies entering this space and mo...
Bitcoin should have a great year says PlasmaPay
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Richard Harris
Bitcoin should have a great year thanks to the macro conditions caused by the massive government stimulus packages of 2020, but Ethereum should also be able to build on the success of 2020 as DeFi matures and develops.
Bitcoin should have a great year and so will Ethereum
Expect greater numbers of cross-chain solutions to launch in response to the scaling iss...
Enterprise blockchain adoption will increase in 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Richard Harris
One significant trend witnessed in 2020 was the wave of large enterprises moving to execute their business logic in Layer 2 networks and simply using Layer 1 for consensus and arbitration. This combination offers enterprises the best of both public networks — with superior, distributed trust - and private networks — with lower costs and better scalability, p...
Bitcoin price prediction for 2021
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
The biggest challenge for the industry in 2021 will be in regulation. There is already significant pressure from the US treasury to overly regulate Bitcoin to a point where it would lose significant utility. AML/KYC requirements will only increase in multiple jurisdictions. France for example recently came out with some stringent AML/KYC requirements.
Bitcoin price p...
Cryptocurrency investment predictions for 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
The institutionalization of cryptocurrency has been the emerging theme of 2020. The investment focus has largely been focused on Bitcoin, up over 90% year to date, as digital gold (i.e. a hard money alternative to fiat), with broadening adoption from institutional investors. Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency, has seen some speculative investment but it will li...
Altcoins rising and are here to stay
Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
The institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies has been one of the dominant trends of the market in 2020. More institutions and liquidity providers are rapidly entering the space and the investments in Bitcoin appear to be strong. This trend is likely to continue, and increase momentum in 2021, with announcements by the likes of PayPal offering crypto payments in 2021 a...
Kadena announced a multi-protocol decentralized exchange
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kadena announced a multi-protocol decentralized exchange (DEX) named Kadenaswap. Kadenaswap will utilize Kadena’s 20-chain sharded and scalable layer-1 public blockchain with 480,000 transactions per second capability. The company also announced community onboarding initiatives such as offering a free month of gas during October 2020, launching a developer en...
PumaPay's latest advancements
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
With their new hybrid solution, PumaPay differentiates itself from other payment service providers. Combining crypto with traditional finance, their service now enables payments to be made and received in any currency, with the PMA token acting as a means of value transfer, by virtually anyone from merchants of all varieties to end-users. With measures in place to ensur...
HedgeTrade announces invitation-only beta
Thursday, December 19, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
HedgeTrade is happy to announce the launch of the HedgeTrade Invitation-Only Beta. The Beta gives the HedgeTrade community the chance to register on the functioning platform, begin sharing and buying cryptocurrency trading predictions (Blueprints) and earn HedgeTrade (HEDG) tokens.
HedgeTrade is a simple, engaging open market for trading insights that aligns th...
Decentralized technologies solve Illiquidity problems
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Illiquidity is one of the major factors affecting global financial markets. Digitizing new assets and finding corresponding buyers and sellers is difficult and costly. Much has been said about the potential for decentralized technologies to solve these problems, but current offerings fundamentally lack the necessary performance guarantees, feature set, and architectural...
Athereum launches from AVA Labs
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
AVA, a new decentralized platform, has today announced the launch of Athereum, the first proof-of-concept deployment of its subnetworks functionality. Emin Gün Sirer, Co-Founder and CEO of AVA Labs, made the announcement on stage at Devcon 5, the latest iteration of the world’s largest annual gathering of open-source blockchain developers.
Decentralized DevNet released into the wild from SKALE Labs
Friday, August 23, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
SKALE Labs announced the launch of the Fuji DevNet. The Fuji Devnet is a decentralized DevNet that is run by a global community of validators. It will go live with partnerships including top validators Blockware, Certus.One, Chorus One, Dokia, Figment Networks, Hashed, Staked, StakewithUs, and Stake X, as well as key infrastructure player Bison Trails.
Blockstack to increase monthly payouts
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blockstack PBC plans to increase monthly payouts from its developer reward program up to $1 million worth of Stacks tokens per month by May 2020. Payouts from the App Mining Program, which rewards developers who create the top-ranked applications within the Blockstack ecosystem, are set to increase gradually over time, starting in August and building up to a monthly tot...
New crypto tool announced as blockchain makes a comeback
Monday, May 6, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Pcore announced the launch of their Token Sale (PCC) as the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain markets rebound and investors prepare to re-enter the market. The Pcore discount invoicing platform is one-of-a-kind and based on Blockchain technology. The main difference between this invoicing system and others is that businesses using Pcore can accept more forms of payment and ...
Loopring's decentralized exchange protocol technical design released
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Loopring has announced the technical design of its protocol 3.0, following a period of comprehensive research and development. The release represents a significant milestone for the Loopring protocol, combining innovative blockchain technologies and zero-knowledge cryptography in order to dramatically increase throughput and bring fully-functional decentralized exc...
What it takes to be a blockchain developer
Monday, April 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
The role of a blockchain developer is much coveted, and named as the top emerging career in the US job market last year. In fact, software engineers with specialized knowledge of blockchain technology are able to command salaries as high as $175,000 USD. With mainstream adoption on the horizon and higher education institutions working to prepare the next generations of ...
First multiTEE security platform for mobile app developers emerges
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Trustonic says it will expand support to include Huawei’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) on its mobile application security platform, Trustonic Application Protection (TAP). Until now, TAP has enabled app developers to build apps secured by both strong application shielding for iOS and Android, and hardware-based protection for the 1.7 billion Android devices...
Ethereum hard forks
Friday, March 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
After a recent delay this past January, Ethereum’s Constantinople and Petersburg hard forks just hit at block number 7,280,000. The practice of forks sparks much debate in the industry and many are monitoring these imminent Ethereum hard forks with great anticipation, trepidation, and uncertainty.
But what are the implications of Constantinople and Petersb...
Dapps compared to apps
Monday, February 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Dapps, or "decentralized app" development is still in the gestational stage, but one company has seen growth spurts in the number of active dapps throughout 2018. Dapp.com recently compiled their latest quarterly report providing a snapshot of what's happening in the market
Some key takeaways from their report included:
Over 900 dapps had la...
How Ethereum's hard fork could rebound the future of crypto
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Ethereum crypto coin speculation can be found in just about every corner of the Internet, right along with many other crypto coins. But what is it about Ethereum that intrigues so many?
According to the deVere Group, Ethereum's ending value could be $2500 sometime in 2019, and it will continue to grow through 2020, because of the use of the platform itself and th...
Building secure IoT AI Blockchain apps with PiQube
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
NetObjex, Inc., a provider of Digital Operating Platforms for Smart Products, has announced it will be introducing a revolutionary new IoT-AI-Blockchain gateway device at the Consumer Electronics Show.
PiQube (pronounced "Pie-Cube") will be launched at the CES 2019 Event from January 8th to the 11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada. This sta...
Universal ERC20 to ERC20 bridge releases by POA Network
Monday, December 3, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
POA Network has released a universal open-source ERC20 to ERC20 bridge. TokenBridge, the simple two-way bridge for ERC20 tokens, enables any project in the Ethereum ecosystem to seamlessly interact with any other project by exchanging ERC20 tokens within a single wallet.
Igor Barinov, POA Network Tech Lead, said: “One of POA Network’s goals is to build th...
XPhone uses blockchain to make calls and send messages
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pundi X says they have created a blockchain-based OS and communication protocol for mobile devices that allows users to make calls, send messages and transmit data via a fully decentralized blockchain network.
Powered by Function X, an ecosystem built entirely on and for blockchain, the new mobile phone called ‘XPhone’ runs on a new transmission...
A quantum blockchain can stop quantum computing from hacking it
Monday, August 13, 2018 by John Wu
We have yet to see the full promise of Blockchain play out but companies and scientists are already close to launching a technology that could theoretically break it: quantum computers.
Such machines can compute data exponentially faster than traditional computers. Earlier this year, Google began testing Bristlecone, a quantum computer chip that its creators think wi...
Ethereum smart contracts can now be tested using Dispatch protocol
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Richard Harris
Dispatch Labs released its updated developer test network, Testnet 2.0, for companies and developers looking to preview and try smart contracts and blockchain platforms on its new Delegated Asynchronous Proof of Stake (DAPoS) protocol. The new DAPoS protocol looks to be for Dispatch the foundation for distributed apps (dApps) across an array of enterprise industrie...
New FPS game lets your earn ERC20 tokens while you play
Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Game players can use WAR FIELD’s GOLDER (GLDR) - an ERC20-compliant, Ethereum-based cryptographic token - to stake on their character’s “life”. GOLDER are available exclusively at warfield.com during the company’s Token Sale/ICO, which starts June 28.
Players then compete in deathmatch games. Simply put: the winners get GOLDER from ...
Global hackathon launched by Colony to give out $25K in prizes
Monday, June 4, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Consensus algorithms and blockchain's future
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Fran Strajnar
The question of what’s next for cryptocurrencies and consensus algorithms is an interesting one - particularly lately, due in part to the negative press surrounding the Proof of Work (PoW) protocol and the amount of energy required to mine Bitcoin. However, the issue is not as clear-cut as it seems. There any many analysts, for example, who says the data used by Digicon...
The blockchain approach to data storage problems
Sunday, May 13, 2018 by Pavel Bains
The human race has truly entered the Information Age. Once the epitome of innovation, the floppy disk’s performance is now eclipsed by thumbnail-sized SD cards that boast over 500,000x the capacity of the already-ancient technology. Terabyte-denominated drives are becoming the norm, and prefixes like peta-, exa- and zetta- are being used to quantify the mind-boggling am...